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Selby Surname Origin

(Locality). A market-town in west Yorkshire, England, on the Ouse. Danish, Seile, to sail, to navigate, and by, a town. Seil, a sail. A place of boats or sails.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb




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